Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Rich Hill doesn't support the changes MLB is contemplating, and he believes the game needs to be left alone.
"Look, the game is perfect the way it is," the 41-year-old told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. "Could we make it better? Of course, there's probably some things that can be improved.
"But when you really look at it as a whole, who are we trying to appease in this situation? Is it a two-to-five percent market, as opposed to saying, 'OK, we're not going to be concerned about the other 75% that are actually invested as far as the fan base.' You really have to look at it as are we going in the wrong direction and not looking at trying to make a better fan experience for the ones (coming to the games)."
Hill mentioned moving the pitching mound, a pitch clock, and other measures intended to improve the pace or action as being "Mickey Mouse ways to make baseball more appealing" when there are other issues that need to be addressed, such as minor-league teams being cut. MLB reduced the number of minor-league clubs ahead of the 2021 season last December.